Translation of sanctify in Spanish:


santificar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈsæŋ(k)təˌfaɪ//ˈsaŋ(k)tɪfʌɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    an arrangement sanctified by custom una práctica consagrada por la costumbre
    • As a joke, it succeeds marvelously, taking square aim at the government that borrows from the perceived grandeur of the British colonial era to sanctify the art made by its own citizens.
    • By model and practice, families nested children in webs of relationships, sanctified through kin or kin-like (idiomatic kin) moralities.
    • At home, womanhood was idealized and sanctified, while women themselves were denied such basic rights of citizenship as the vote.
    • Those terms were settled, and indeed sanctified, in the long struggle down the centuries to the founding and then to the preservation, the protection and the defence of our liberal representative democracy.
    • On the one hand, Michelangelo sought to restore the devotional image, strengthening its hold on a new cut of viewer; on the other, he aimed to sanctify the modern aesthetic, linking Renaissance techniques back into archaic types.